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8 Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens

In urban chicken farming, bored chickens leads to undesirable behavior: Hens might pluck their feathers or peck at each other.

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Gardening with Guinea Fowl

Is gardening with guinea fowl possible? Absolutely! Guineas take care of ticks, grasshoppers, Japanese beetles and other obnoxious bugs in your garden without wrecking your plants.

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Useful Chicken Accessories for Your Flock
August 10, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The popularity surge of chicken-keeping has led to the invention of new chicken accessories for small and large flock keepers alike.

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Help Chickens Keep Their Cool

Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not chickens. For our feathered friends, steamy summer days — which are increasing, due to climate change — can mean trouble.

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It’s HOT Out There!

As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat we can expect over the next few months. Heat can have a very detrimental effect on birds. Poultry do not sweat to provide cooling.

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
March 16, 2022 · · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath.

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One Rooster Too Many?
November 17, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Some chicken keepers have more than one rooster by design, others by accident. If you hatch your own chicks, or you purchase straight-run chicks from a hatchery, at least half of …

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Do Chickens Sweat to Cool Down?
August 22, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Some people love a summer heat wave, or for that matter, sweating it out in a sauna. Not backyard chickens.

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Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Chickens
August 11, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Have you ever wondered about diatomaceous earth uses in poultry? When I first started raising chickens for eggs, I noticed that many poultry people talked about using something that they only referred to as “DE”.

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What is the Purpose of a Dust Bath for Chickens? — Chickens in a Minute Video
July 10, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Our feathered friends clean themselves in a special way using a chicken dust bath. For first-time chicken keepers, seeing chickens taking a dust bath for the first time …

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